Egg Harbor Township police have arrested a man they say is responsible for the fire at the Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company earlier this month.

Police said a 20-year-old man from Egg Harbor Township was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated arson and burglary. Police did not release his identity due to “mitigating factors” and he was released pending a court date.

The fire occurred Aug. 5 and Fire Chief Rob Winkler estimated damage to the fire house at $90,000. The fire did not affect the department’s ability to handle calls, he said.

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Police are still investigating a boat fire on Old Zion Road that occurred the same night.

Anyone with information can contact the Egg Harbor Township Criminal Investigation Bureau at 609-926-4051. They can also Contact Atlantic County Crime Stoppers at 652-1234, 1-800-658-8477(TIPS) or Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to arrests and indictments in Atlantic County

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